Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Day 29: Lucky


This is by far the most difficult one, and yet, the simplest. The other day my friend Señor and I were counting the blessings we have in our lives, and this week I have steered negative forces not away from me, but leaned into them, and then get them to leave apologetically.  Luck? I have no real idea what that is. Lucky is where opportunity meets preparation I guess, with the third element of the gods cutting us a break.
This is a hunter, who is terrible, but people love her anyway - and a bear or three. Can't see them all, but they're there.

Luck may be in its essence a study in contrasts. This summer, I would find my head bobbing more than once in beat with Daft Punk's Get Lucky. When thinking of this post, I considered this song Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and came across this very sad and touching video made by a daughter to her father who had passed. Lucky? All in perspective.

But perhaps, it's this: we make luck out of our failures, out of our disappointments, and then repackage them as pure joy. 

That works.


  1. Anonymous28.8.13

    I like how your bears are synchronised.

    1. Haha! I should start a synchronized bear swim team....hmmm maybe not!

  2. I noticed my definition of lucky has changed as I age. In my youth I'd hear old folks say, at least they have their health and I'd think, big whoop. Who cares, show me the money, lol.

    I have changed my mind. I'm liking the health option!

  3. I should have put a picture of you and me for lucky. Lucky to have a friend like you!:)

    1. I cannot tell you how much you and Tome mean to me - you are my pack!


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